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tonight on @NewsHour Senate Repub @LeaderMcConnell says #CovidReliefBill signed today by @POTUS is far too much government money just as the economy is "about to come roaring back," he charges "the administration is trying to get in front of the parade." Reaction fm @ChrisCoons
.@ChrisCoons answers @LeaderMcConnell "saying the American people should simply wait around & hope our economy is going to recover...is just..wrong" pbs.org/newshour/show/…
more @LeaderMcConnell on Covid plan: "We passed 5 bills last year...just 2 months ago passed one of those, $900 billion. It's not even out the door yet, yet the new administration wants to go back as if nothing has happened" pbs.org/newshour/show/…
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1/Yet another "I'm tired of hearing" thread.

Republicans claim the #CovidReliefBill is a "blue state bailout"—or one for CA & NY.

Nonsense.

1st, it's disaster relief, not a bailout.

2nd, it provides proportional funding to Blue & Red states based on neutral criteria.
2/USA Today did this useful graphic showing how much each state will receive, grouped by governor's party then by 2020 presidential vote.

As should be evident, this is not just a blue state thing. For example, TX will be one of the largest recipients. usatoday.com/in-depth/news/…
3/If you look at a scatterplot of state/local aid per capita in the #AmericanRescuePlan vs. the 2020 presidential margin, you see there's not a strong correlation and, in any event, states are grouped fairly close to the per-capita average, but low pop states tend to get more.
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What's in the $1.9 Trillion House COVID Relief Bill?
The House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan which the #USSenate is currently considering.
Nine of the 12 House committees have approved legislation. This thread will summarize the major elements.
American Rescue Plan - Ways & Means $923B
👉$1,400 stimulus $422B
👉unemployment $246B
👉Tax Credit $143B
👉pension grants $58B
👉ACA 2021/2022 $45B
👉sick leave / retention credit $14B
👉COBRA coverage $8B
👉foreign subsidiaries $22B
👉Other policies $9B
American Rescue Plan - Oversight & Reform$350B
👉Provide money to state governments $195B
👉Provide money to local governments, territories, and tribes $155B
👉Create paid #COVID19 leave for federal workers and other policies $0.4B
#CovidReliefBill
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Joe Biden says his hands are tied on a $15 minimum wage. That's not true
@potus @vp
Democrats argue that it’s impossible to deliver a higher minimum wage, when there are plenty of ways to overcome this impasse
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
When a Republican is president, Democratic politicians, pundits and activists will tell you that the presidency is an all-powerful office that can do anything it wants.
When a Democrat is president, these same politicians, pundits and activists will tell you that the presidency has no power to do anything. In fact, they will tell you a Democratic president cannot even use the bully pulpit and other forms of pressure to try to shift the votes
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Visit by @POTUS on Thursday to @StateDept will be largely focused on his desire to thank members of the foreign and civil services there, says @PressSec, who adds he will also talk broadly about his foreign policy.
"We need to work with our allies" and partners on how we approach our relationship with #China, says @PressSec.
"Our view is this bill itself is bipartisan" because of the wide public support, says @PressSec of the #CovidReliefBill.
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"We want to do it bipartisan, but we must be strong," @SenSchumer tells reporters at the @WhiteHouse following senators' meeting with @POTUS on #CovidReliefBill.
"We cannot dawdle, we cannot delay, we cannot dilute, because the troubles that this nation has and the opportunities that we can bring them are so large," adds @SenSchumer.
"So we're gonna all work together with this president, we are united as one big whole package, working with our Republican friends, when we can," says @SenSchumer.
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@RonaldKlain @waltshaub What Americans want to understand is HOW did the negotiations, for the #StimulusPackage #CovidReliefBill
DRAG ON until December?
Now, millions of Americans benefits are in jeopardy, maybe until @JoeBiden is sworn in on January 20, 2020
BOTH PARTIES played politics
@HouseDemocrats
@RonaldKlain @waltshaub @JoeBiden @HouseDemocrats I'm NOT a pessimist.
I'm a REALIST.
With that said, I hope the Biden administration is taking NOTE of the Republican congress in JUST THIS MONTH.
Republicans like Democrats, are fractured.
We know Joe Biden.
We NEED his circle to be REALISTS
#Stimulus

@Transition46 @KamalaHarris
@RonaldKlain @waltshaub @JoeBiden @HouseDemocrats @Transition46 @KamalaHarris HOW did Tom Brady and Kanye West get PPP money from the CARES ACT?
Do you KNOW how much just their SPOUSES are worth??
Not just them, but their spouses are worth MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
But, congress had a FIGHT over $600 checks to working class Americans @EUCouncil
#StimulusPackage
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This is ALL part of the #covidreliefbill, which recently passed the House building.

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1. $300,000,000 for Migrant & Refugee Assistance
2. $10,000 per person for student loan bailout
3. $100,000,000 to NASA.

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4. $20,000,000,000 to the USPS
5. $300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts - because why not?
6. $300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities.
7. $15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training

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